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Big Tech’s Effort To Suppress Hate Speech Is Backfiring On Liberals Who Kickstarted The Crusade |

Liberal activists are upset that YouTube and Twitter tagging their content as hateful as the companies attempt to wipe out white supremacist content. Twitter temporarily suspended liberal researcher David Neiwert for posting Klu Klux Clan imagery on his platform  Left-leaning journalists are criticizing Twitter for taking out a blogger at Southern Poverty Law Center who reports on white supremacy Activists ...

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YouTube CEO Explains Why She Didn’t Nix Steven Crowder

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized Monday to people who were offended that the company did not harshly punish conservative pundit Steven Crowder for using gay slurs in his videos. “I know the decision we made was very hurtful to LGBTQ community,” Wojcicki said during a Code Conference . “That was not our intention at all.” She was responding to a question ...

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Liberals Cry Censorship After YouTube Demonetizing Frenzy Hits SPLC Content

Liberal activists are crying foul after YouTube’s demonetizing frenzy slammed the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization known for labeling conservative groups as hate groups. A video SPLC published was among those nixed after YouTube announced plans Wednesday to remove videos and content that promote white supremacy. Journalist Max Blumenthal lashed out at the company after the video, which reports ...

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Google Employees Are Mad YouTube Didn’t Lower The Boom On Steven Crowder

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A slew of Google employees are chastising YouTube for not doing enough to penalize a conservative commentator who lobbed homosexual slurs at a Vox journalist. Google employees are criticizing the platform for failing to ban Steven Crowder, a conservative pundit who has posted videos referring to Vox journalist Carlos Maza as a “gay Mexican.” Employees are dinging YouTube, a Google ...

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Twitter Goes Into PR Mode After YouTube Demonetizes A Slew Of Academics And Journos

Twitter reordered and shortened its rules Thursday after YouTube decided to demonetize a conservative pundit and several academics on Wednesday. Twitter dramatically reduced the number of words the company uses (from 2,500 to 600 words) to explain its already convoluted set of rules. The company also created a set of categories on its rules page — safety, privacy, and authenticity ...

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YouTube Accidentally Links Notre Dame Fires To 9/11

YouTube accidentally linked the fires at Notre Dame Cathedral Monday to the September 11 terrorist attacks with a feature designed to stop the spread of misinformation. When viewers clicked on the YouTube live stream of the fires at Notre Dame, a link popped up offering information from Encyclopedia Brittanica on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to CNN. YouTube’s mistake comes ...

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YouTube Censors Video Revealing Anti-Semitism At UNC And Duke Conference

Political filmmaker Ami Horowitz tweeted Thursday that YouTube had banned his video displaying several examples of anti-Semitism at a University of North Carolina and Duke University Conference. WATCH: My new video has been banned by [email protected] and @DukeU sponsored open antisemitism! Filming at a major conference on campus antisemitism was all caught on film! This is truly shameful! Please share!#antisemitism ##CNN ...

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I remember when YouTube was relevant

I remember when YouTube was relevant. The popular videos were the top movie trailers, significant political figures and most read news stories, but now, YouTube’s “Popular Right Now” list is full of crap. The list is now topped with “Will Smith’s Meme Review”, some dude standing still for 24 hours, a Mom and daughter reunited at Walmart, and someone who ...

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‘Abhorrent’: Advertisers Bail On YouTube After Pedophiles Flood Platform’s Comment Section

Several major companies stopped buying advertisements on YouTube after their ads appeared on videos where pedophiles littered the comment sections, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The videos pedophiles targeted apparently did not violate the company’s rules, but the content became overrun with lewd remarks directed at the children, many of them young girls doing gymnastics or playing Twister, the report ...

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YouTube Adds Content Guidelines Appearing To Ban Users From Criticizing Potential Hoaxes

YouTube appears to have added a new content guideline preventing users from posting videos that criticize potential hate crime hoaxes. The change comes amid media reports suggesting actor Jussie Smollett falsely claimed a group of men assaulted him one night in Chicago. “Content claiming that specific victims of public violent incidents or their next of kin are actors, or that ...

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Generation Z Dominates YouTube While Other Generations Prefer Facebook

The websites people use most varies among generations, a new survey finds. The data shows that Amazon’s user experience ranks high among all generations, though, and online navigation proficiency has improved overall.   All but some of the youngest consumers spend most of their social media time on Facebook. For those age 18 to 24, also known as “Generation Z,” ...

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YouTube Bans Dangerous Challenges As Viral Trend Causes People To Blindfold Themselves While Driving

YouTube announced a ban Tuesday on videos that endorse dangerous pranks and challenges, which pose risks of injury or death. The move was not in response to a particular challenge, according to YouTube. “We heard feedback from creators that we could provide some clarity on certain Community Guidelines, so we published additional materials detailing when a challenge becomes too dangerous ...

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YouTube Deleted Nearly 8 Million Videos From July To September

YouTube clamped down on content from July through September of this year by deleting 7.8 million videos that the company says violated its terms of service. The announcement came Thursday afternoon and was part of a broader effort by YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, to inform the public on how its community guidelines are enforced. “Finding all violative content on ...

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Facebook Suspends the Account of Infowars Founder Alex Jones Over ‘Hate Speech’

Facebook has suspended the account of InfoWars host Alex Jones for 30 days, citing a violation of their community standards on “bullying” and “hate speech.”  “While the suspension means page administrators will be unable to post content for the next 30 days however the suspension is only of Alex Jones himself, meaning InfoWars employees can still post content on his page ...

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YouTube Restricts ‘Offensive’ Fast Food Review

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  by Kyle Perisic YouTube has placed a video review of a fast food chicken product in restricted mode and added a disclaimer before the video that it might be offensive to audiences. The video, titled “Checking Out Popeyes New Rip’n Chick’n!” is a benign positive review of Popeye’s new “‘Rip’n Chick’n” product. There’s no swearing or offensive imagery. The video ...

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